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Old 09-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Wife scheduled furniture cleaning

My wife scheduled a company to come out and clean our furniture. Should I cover my aquarium just to be safe? If so how long?
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Always assume that anybody coming into your house to do any work is an idiot until proven otherwise. I have heard too many horror 'bug guy nuked my tank' stories to count. Cover the tank with a sheet until they leave so they don't accidentally spray or squirt cleaner into the tank.
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Thanks, least I know I'm not being Ridiculous
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:24 PM   #4
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I would cover also.maybe a couple garbage bags or thin plastic drop cloth for painting and tape the edges with blue painters tape. Comes off easy.
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I bought a huge BBQ grill cover for that reason. Its thick and is water proof
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:13 PM   #6
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My wife scheduled a company to come out and clean our furniture. Should I cover my aquarium just to be safe? If so how long?
Almost as important as covering the tank, make sure any airpumps you have running are turned off. Remember, if you can smell it, the air pump can too and it pumps it into the water. Air out the room or house before starting the pumps back up. YOU can also surround the pump(s) with a carbon filter pad to act as an air filter "just to make sure"

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Old 09-07-2013, 12:24 AM   #7
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Luckily no air pumps needed for this set up, I'll have to use drop plastic since its a 125gal tank. Thanks everyone for helping me out.
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IMO... Careful using plastic, pH may drop fast. I would use something that can "breath" while still being able to stop inadvertent sprays of chemicals.
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I am the worst person to be around when spmeones working in my house. We are having the carpets scrubbed here soon and ill make it a point to tell them repeatedly that the tanks pff limits
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Ya, ill be draping it from the ceiling.
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